Opinion

With 600 Road Projects, President Buhari Sets Unbeaten Record, By Garba Shehu

As we mark the 60th Anniversary Day, the record-setting, mega roadways infrastructure development projects by the Buhari administration numbering up to 600 that are undergoing major upgradation or rehabilitation call for public attention and appreciation. The size and magnitude of the road projects notwithstanding, the clamour by Nigerians for more…
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Opinion

Renaissance Reborn: the Thabo Mbeki School and the Transformation of Africa, By Toyin Falola

I join the global community of scholars and policymakers to congratulate South Africa, as a nation, Thabo Mbeki, on this well-deserved honour, and the UNISA, South African Trade Union, as well as the country’s Student Union in the execution of this initiative. I will continue to contribute my quota to…
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Bámidélé Upfront

A Parvenu Class and the Disintegration of the Lagos Establishment, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For Lagos to meet its immense, mouth-watering potentials, a new governing class that is in tune with the need to build an all-embracing democracy based on innovations, skills, competition and technology has to be created. The present political establishment have clearly exhausted the limits of its stifling possibilities and is…
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Columns

How Organised Labour Deceived Nigerians, By Reuben Abati

The government negotiators deserve our commendation. They have done a good job of preventing a “worthless” national embarrassment in the shape of a labour strike in the same week that Nigeria celebrates its 60th Independence Anniversary. They have also helped to expose the incompetence and hypocrisy of the current Labour…
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Opinion

Enhancing ICT Tools To Combat Crimes, By Inyene Ibanga

The combination of a safe, secure environment and quality, strategic alliances between the regulator and stakeholders can foster deliberate engagement for development in the IT sector to tackle the frequent causes of cybercrimes among young online fraudsters, known as yahoo-yahoo boys. It is no longer news that in Nigeria today,…
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Opinion

Is the World Shutting Out Nigeria? Will We Finally ‘Receive Sense’?, By ‘Tope Fasua

If more of our core politicians should be banned by all these countries, under one year they will fix beautiful Nigeria. Let us spend our vacations here. This here’s a wonderful country. Let us fix our education so that our children go to school here. And our health sector too.…
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Opinion

Edo Decides 2020: Does the President Deserve Any Credit?, By Dakuku Peterside

It may be difficult for some to admit but the obvious non-interference of President Muhammadu Buhari, or rather his interference to ensure that there is non-interference and the relative degree of impartiality by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies, may have strengthened our electoral system and…
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Opinion

Study Notes on “Revolution” and “National Unity”, By Edwin Madunagu

On the question of “restructuring”, what Nigeria’s ruling class did was to appropriate the idea, empty it of revolutionary content and leave it essentially as a framework for redistributing power within the class, along ethnic and regional lines. They are incapable of seeing in it a framework for the promotion…
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Opinion

The Police and Its Duty To Provide Security To Protesters, By Femi Falana

In view of the clear and unambiguous provision of section 94 (4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2015, we urge the inspector general of Police and other Police authorities in the country to maintain neutrality and ensure that the role of police personnel is limited to the provision of adequate…
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